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PREVENTING YOUTH CRIME THROUGH LEGAL INFORMATION WORKSHOPS
MAVN AND SELFIE: A PARTNERSHIP TO PROMOTE LEGAL LITERACY
MAVN serves the Laurentians community by providing alternative justice services to 12- to 17-year-olds in accordance with court-imposed and extrajudicial sanctions, as outlined in the Youth Criminal Justice Act. Fondation SELfie’s mission is to educate, engage and inform youth with respect to their legal rights, responsibilities and obligations.
KNOWLEDGE IS POWER
The Youth Criminal Justice Act applies to all young people aged 12 to 17. To ensure teenagers in our community understand what this means, MAVN and Fondation SELfie have teamed up to host elementary- and secondary-level workshops in schools belonging to the Commission scolaire de la Rivière-du-Nord. The goal of these workshops is to provide critical information so that young people know what the repercussions of their actions are on themselves, other people and the community at large.
Using compelling visuals, a dynamic format and engaging content, these workshops make teenagers aware of the consequences of their actions under the law and lets them know what their responsibilities are as young citizens.
The 75-minute workshop covers the following topics, based on grade level:
Secondary 1: Bullying
Secondary 2: Cybercrime and Netiquette
Secondary 3: Sexual Consent and Cybersex
Secondary 4: Repercussions of Committing or Being Involved in a Criminal Act
Secondary 5: Driving-Related Criminal Offences
A workshop has also been developed for Grade 6 students to address:
Offences and Their Repercussions
Youth Criminal Justice Act
Bullying and Netiquette
Rights and Responsibilities
Thanks to funding from the Town of Saint-Jérôme, we are offering free workshops during the 2016–2017 school year.
These workshops are scalable to meet your needs. If there has been a specific incident in your school, MAVN and Fondation SELfie can adjust the subject matter accordingly.
BOOK A WORKSHOP
Grade 6, Secondary 1 and 2: Contact MAVN
Secondary 3, 4 and 5: Contact Fondation SELFie
Mélanie Renaud, Social/Legal Facilitator – Rivière-du-Nord
450 436-6749 ext. 106
Marc-André Roy, Social/Legal Facilitator – Antoine-Labelle
Me Cloé Leroux, Lawyer and President, Fondation SELfie
450 710-1550 ext. 102